ROD PICOTT: Hang Your Hopes On A Crooked Nail

          ROD PICOTT Hang Your Hopes On A Crooked Nail Welding Rod Records   Some songwriters adopt a blue-collar persona. For Picott, a former sheetrock worker, it’s an honest voice. After growing up in Maine with chum Slaid Cleaves (with whom he penned the title … → read more

HANNALEE: Morchella

          HANNALEE Morchella Hannalee   This EP features the trio of Michael Notter, Fidelia Rowe and Anna-Lisa Notter; it bursts with joy and great harmonies front and center. Michael wrote all but one of the songs (a co-write with Fidelia) and sings lead on all … → read more


          DAVID NEWBOULD Tennessee Newbould, David   It took two years and an 850-mile move from Austin to Nashville for singer-songwriter Newbould to assemble his newest album, Tennessee, composed of a dozen naturalistic, detail-packed songs that seem more like short-short stories set to music. Influenced … → read more